In reminiscing about his early years on Minnesota’s White Earth Reservation at the turn of the century, John Rogers reveals much about the life and customs of the Chippewas. He tells of food-gathering, fashioning bark canoes and wigwams, curing deerskin, playing games, and participating in sacred rituals. These customs were to be cast aside, however, when he was taken to a white school in an effort to assimilate him into white society. In the foreword to this new edition, Melissa L. Meyer places Roger’s memoirs within the story of the White Earth Reservation.
|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Series:||Civilization of the American Indian Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.84(w) x 7.45(h) x 0.51(d)|
About the Author
John Rogers (Chief Snow Cloud), who was born on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, wrote the story of his boyhood to preserve for coming generations a record of the Chippewa way of life.